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Campus Recreation provides a wide variety of healthy fitness activities to fulfill your recreational and leisure time. In addition to enhancing your overall physical health, Campus Rec activities are designed to connect the community, provide positive, social interaction, physical and mental development as well as cultural awareness. Whether individual or group activities, Campus Rec has an activity for all ages.

Due to COVID-19 the availability of many activites and services is limited.  Please review the information below for availability.

Intramural Sports

Due to COVID-19, there will be no in person intramural sports events during the 2020-21 academic year.  Once the status for Fall 2021 intramural sports is determined, we will update the website.

Campus Recreation’s intramural sports promote fitness-oriented, social activities through individual and team sports.

Find more details on our Intramural Sports page.




The Campus Recreation Center Aquatic Complex includes three separate bodies of water:  Keating Aquatics Center, Leisure Pool, and Whirlpool. The lap pool is 50 meters by 22.88 meters (25 yards), has two 1 meter diving boards, and a 3 meter diving board. Depth varies from 4 feet to 13 feet. The lap pool is used for open recreation swimming, athletic practices, swimming lessons, and a variety of other aquatic programs.

Swim lessons are meant to be both a positive and enjoyable learning experience for the participant. It is our goal to provide the best learning environment possible to assist in achieving these goals. All swim lessons are taught by American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.

Please note due to COVID-19, the leisure pool and whirpool are closed until further notice.  Participants wanting to utilize the lap pool must make a reservation in advance.

For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Aquatics at 513-556-0382 or email Autumn Cleverley.

Free Programs


Join Campus Recreation in building community fitness by participating in activities open to the public.

  • FREE online Group Fitness! View the schedule here.


Due to COVID-19, racquetball courts are unavailble for racquet sports or wallyball until further notice.

The first 4 courts have been renovated into additional fitness space.  The remaining courts will be open for individual fitness activities but not available for racquet sports or walleyball.



Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, Campus Recreation’s indoor climbing wall is designed for all levels.  Please note due to COVID-19, the Climbing Wall is currently closed until further notice.


REC Kids Camps +
Youth/Family Activities


Campus Recreation understands that youth activities should not only encourage your child in physical activity, but also assist in mental and social development.

REC Kids Camps

Open to rising 1st – 8th graders. Our camps strive to keep youth recreational activities fun. Arts, crafts, sports, and other activities are coordinated with weekly themes.  Due to COVID-19, the following events are unavailable until further notice.  Find more information on the REC Kids page.

  • Summer Camp
  • Winter Break Camp
  • Spring Break Camp
  • President’s Day Camp

Birthday Parties

Parties for children and adults.  Due to COVID-19, birthday party rentals are currently unavailable until further notice.  Find more information under Rentals.

Swim Lessons

For individuals six months to adult, participants will learn proper swimming techniques. Due to COVID-19, swim lessons are unavailable until further notice.  Find more information on Aquatics.

Team Building

Due to COVID-19, team building offerings are unavailable until further notice.

The Campus Recreation Team Building program is offered in a two-hour time frame and can be combined with other activities including meeting space, open recreation or climbing. The team building program focuses on bringing members of your team closer through various exercises using both the body and mind. The program is open to any group inside or outside the University of Cincinnati community.